In the middle of summer, lush soft-purple oregano carpets bloom in our open spaces. This unpretentious fragrant plant has long been famous for its beneficial qualities. Medicinal properties of oregano and contraindications to its use are well known to adherents of traditional medicine. We learn about them in more detail.
- Is Origanum and Thyme the same?
- Oregano Herb - Health Benefits
- Useful Properties of Oregano for Women
Oregano( Latin Oríganum vulgáre) also has a different name - motherboard, and it is known to cooks from different countries under the guise of oregano spice. This honey spicy herb not only gives the characteristic savory taste to dishes and drinks, but is successfully used to treat many ailments, as well as in cosmetology.
The popularity of this plant is not limited to traditional medicine. Due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, other healing properties, this medicinal herb is used by pharmacology. On its basis, make various tinctures, extracts, widely used decoction, oregano tea, which is not only useful, but also tasty.
Oregano and thyme are the same?
Frequently asked question. It is necessary to immediately make a reservation about the current misconception regarding the identification of this plant. Some people believe that oregano and thyme are one and the same. This is far from the case, despite the fact that both herbs have a wide range of medicinal properties and are also used in cooking, they are completely different. There are also differences in appearance: oregano( oregano) is a highly growing plant, and thyme is a creeping shrub. The inflorescences of both herbs also differ in appearance, although their flavor, it is necessary to recognize, is something similar.
Oregano Herb - Health Benefits
The beneficial properties of oregano can last for a very long time( up to three years), if properly prepared. Gather grass in the summer when it is at the peak of its flowering. To dry raw materials should be in a shady place, blown fresh air.
Oregano grass with inflorescences, photo:
The chemical composition of the motherboard is impressive: the oil component quarkarol, vitamins, plant hormones, thymol, essential oil affect the human body like the 1st generation antibiotics. Due to the action of these components, the plant has an anti-inflammatory, antiglytic, antifungal, diuretic, antibacterial, choleretic, antispasmodic action.
Consider more oregano healing properties:
- Oregano essential oil has a calming effect, a decoction helps a lot with insomnia, a stressful situation, nervous irritability, neurosis, hysteria.
- It is successfully used in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, removes the manifestations of flatulence, relieves pain, improves intestinal motility.
- Has an anti-spasmodic effect - with headache, migraine it is very good to use oregano tea.
- Relieves the condition in case of diseases of the respiratory tract, promotes the discharge of sputum, helps with bronchitis, pneumonia.
- Origanum ordinary is destructive for most types of worms, successfully used to treat adults and children.
- Has a choleretic, diuretic effect, it is recommended for diseases of the liver, urogenital system.
- Helps with skin irritations, manifestations of psoriasis, with various dermatological ailments, allergies. Broths, compresses clean the rash, acne, acne, boils.
- Regular consumption of tea is recommended for the prevention of cancer, as oregano is a kind of “shield” for the development of cancer cells.
- Oregano grass is actively used by cosmetology, improves the appearance of the skin, fights cellulite due to its ability to restore the state of the subcutaneous fat layer.
- Restores the menstrual cycle, successfully copes with PMS manifestations, however, such treatment should be carried out under the strict supervision of the attending physician. If you competently take drugs with oregano during breastfeeding, milk will be produced more actively.
- Excellent natural antiseptic.
- For colds, coughing, to facilitate breathing it is very useful to carry out inhalations with a steep decoction of oregano( or you can use the essential oil of the plant).
- Essential oil( a few drops) can be added to vegetable sunflower or olive oil, and then with this composition rubbed, massaged sore joints, heal various rheumatic manifestations.
In addition to all of the above, teas, decoctions, tinctures with oregano help to deal with toothache, normalize high blood pressure, increase appetite.
Tea with oregano, photo:
Oregano - contraindications:
- If a person suffers from gastric ulcer or duodenal ulcer, then use tea, oregano drugs are not recommended.
- With increased acidity of the stomach is better to limit the use of teas, tinctures, decoctions with this herb.
- Any treatment should be started gradually, with small doses, so as not to provoke an allergic reaction to the plant.
- For diseases of the cardiovascular system, you should consult with your doctor, as sometimes the motherboard may well be harmful.
- Oregano during pregnancy is prohibited( at any time)!Expectant mothers should not eat any products with this herb. The reception of oregano begins active contraction of the muscles of the uterus, which can lead to miscarriage.
- Men should use tea with extreme caution, as well as oregano-based drugs - frequent use of these foods can lead to potency problems.
In case of hypertension, it is not recommended to use preparations containing this plant, as well as teas, in order not to provoke a hypertensive crisis.содерж to content ↑
Useful properties of oregano for a woman
Motherboard is considered a female plant for good reason, as it helps in the treatment of many gynecological diseases. Douching grass decoction cures cervical erosion, suppresses intrauterine bleeding, promotes faster recovery after the birth of the child, increases lactation.
Tea consumption, oregano-based infusions are used to alleviate the condition of the female body during menopause, as well as normalize hormonal levels. Oregano is the main plant in many gynecological collections for the treatment of female genitalia. With delayed menstruation, painful critical days, the motherboard gives a lasting positive effect.
In addition, the decoction of this herb has long been used by the fair sex to improve the condition of hair, enhance their growth, prevent hair loss. Slimming is also recommended tea with oregano, which helps to eliminate toxins from the body, improves the digestive tract, promotes active bowel cleansing.
Motherberry( oregano) crushed, photo:
You can use "pure" oregano tea( 1 teaspoon per cup of boiling water), you can combine it with other useful medicinal herbs, from which their positive effect will only increase. For example, to make “Monastic tea”, you will need shredded root of elecampane, St. John's wort, oregano( take 1 tablespoon of all ingredients), 100 g of rosehip berries. All ingredients need to be mixed, pour 3 liters of water, bring to a boil, and then infuse for 1 hour. This drink can be kept cool, to drink as much as you like, without forgetting about contraindications.
Before brewing oregano, it can be mixed in equal parts with black or green tea - healing, invigorating effect will be provided to you. You can also significantly improve the condition of the nervous system, for this you do not even have to use the decoction of the plant inside. Take a thermos, 50 g of dried leaves with oregano inflorescences, fill with two liters of boiling water, close the lid tightly, draw a “potion” for about 3 hours. After this time, strain the infusion, pour it into a bath with warm water. If you take these baths at least 20 minutes for 3 weeks( 1 time / 2 days), then you will quickly increase your emotional background.
If you are still unfamiliar with this plant, be sure to correct the situation, discover another well of useful recipes for nature. Almost all the medicinal properties of oregano and contraindications are mentioned by us. Drink healing tea, take a soothing bath, add this delicious spice to the dishes. Be healthy!